This week, our big events were two visits from Spot the dog from the books by Eric Hill. A month and a half or so ago, I got the bright idea to make Where’s Spot? (the Spot book I use in storytimes most often) into a feltboard story for these storytimes. If you aren’t familiar with the book, it’s a lift-the-flap story–the plot involves trying to find Spot in time for dinner–and it’s on the smallish side. The feltboard gives the advantage of being able to make the illustrations bigger. I also find that I play around with a story a lot more if I’m using the feltboard. Anyway, this was my first attempt at making lift-the-flap felt pieces. I decided to make them 25% larger than they are in the book, which worked out very well. Here are all the pieces with the flaps closed:
And now here are some close-ups.
Is Spot in the closet?
Is Spot in the cupboard under the stairs?
Is Spot in the orange box?
Is Spot in the basket?
Coincidentally, Jules over at 7-Imp was making a feltboard story at the same time I was (a far more complicated one!) for a storytime on the exact same day I would be doing my first Spot storytime, and so it was fun talking with her and sharing pictures and talking shop and everything. I’m still feeling all inspired and like I want to make another new feltboard story…